The Washington Capitals wrap-up a season-long six-game homestand at Capital One Arena, on Sunday afternoon against the New York Rangers. This will be the Rangers third game in Washington D.C. as well as their fourth and final regular season game.
These two teams have been able to split a pair of games in Washington D.C., as the Capitals earned a 2-1 victory over the Blueshirts on March 18 and New York winning the second part a night later by a tally of 3-1. When the Capitals loss to the Rangers, that was the lone loss on what was a 4-1-1 homestand.
Thus far Washington has been able to rotate their lines very well, always keeping fresh legs on the ice, which has been one of the keys to the team earning victories in the games they have played. In addition to that the team has been able to do a better job of keeping the puck on the offensive end of the ice, like they were at the start of the season.
The Capitals and Rangers have faced each other four times this season, holding a 1-3-0 record during that span.
There will be some milestones for fans to watch for as John Carlson who is two goal shy of passing Mike Green and Calle Johansson for the third-most goals by a defender in franchise history. Alex Ovechkin is two power play goals shy of passing Brett Hull (265) for second most power play goals in NHL history.
Ovechkin has been able to lead the Capitals when it comes time to playing the Rangers, as the Captain has three goals and three points in four games against the Blueshirts this season.
The game between the Capitals and Rangers is set for 12:00 p.m. with the action set to air on the NBC Network.
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